Knicks Morning News (2017.01.27)

  • [NYTimes] Russell Westbrook Tops List of 14 All-Star Reserves Chosen by Coaches
    (Friday, January 27, 2017 3:56:28 AM)

    Westbrook, the N.B.A.’s leading scorer, will join his former Thunder teammate Kevin Durant on the West team, while Gordon Hayward, DeAndre Jordan and Kemba Walker will make their All-Star debuts.

  • [NYTimes] Rajon Rondo Rips Teammates: ‘My Vets Would Never Go to the Media’
    (Friday, January 27, 2017 3:37:46 AM)

    Rondo, the Chicago Bulls guard, fired back at Dwyane Wade and Jimmy Butler in an Instagram post the day after they had criticized younger members of the team.

  • [NYTimes] On Pro Basketball: Carmelo Anthony, Snubbed as All-Star, Weighs Clean Break From Knicks
    (Friday, January 27, 2017 2:21:40 AM)

    Anthony was denied the small respite he is usually afforded from his struggling team. And the talk was heating up that he may be playing elsewhere.

  • [SNY Knicks] Anthony out of All-Star game, ending 7-year run
    (Thursday, January 26, 2017 7:24:57 PM)

    Knicks F Carmelo Anthony was not named to the list of Eastern Conference reserves for the NBA All-Star Game announced Thursday by the league, ending Anthony’s string of seven consecutive appearances.

  • [SNY Knicks] Knicks ‘determined’ to trade Melo, have reached out to Celtics and Clippers
    (Thursday, January 26, 2017 2:30:30 PM)

    The Knicks are ‘determined’ to trade Carmelo Anthony prior to the Feb. 23 deadline and have reached out to the Celtics and Clippers, reports Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical.

  • [SNY Knicks] TheKnicksBlog Podcast: Let’s Make a Deal
    (Thursday, January 26, 2017 4:15:41 PM)

    Anthony Donahue and Moke Hamilton are ready for the Knicks to trade Carmelo Anthony. The guys discuss where Melo could be headed and what they would receive in return. Later, Ant and Moke get into the issues surrounding Kristaps Porzingis.

  • [SNY Knicks] The Rose and Jennings experiment at point guard isn’t working
    (Thursday, January 26, 2017 11:45:20 AM)

    Point guards Derrick Rose and Brandon Jennings struggled on Wednesday night as the Knicks lost to the Mavericks, 103-95, in Dallas.

  • [SNY Knicks] Boom or Bust: Should the Knicks trade Derrick Rose?
    (Thursday, January 26, 2017 9:40:49 AM)

    Marc Malusis and Jon Hein debate what the Knicks should do with Derrick Rose.

  • [NY Newsday] Knicks also reached out to Clippers, Celtics about Carmelo Anthony trade, report says
    (Thursday, January 26, 2017 9:46:33 PM)

    Phil Jackson continues to try to find a new home for Carmelo Anthony.

  • [NY Newsday] Carmelo Anthony does not make NBA All-Star Game for first time since 2009
    (Thursday, January 26, 2017 8:27:55 PM)

    For the first time in eight years, Carmelo Anthony will not be playing in the NBA All-Star Game.

  • [ESPN] Debating NBA All-Star snubs and future picks
    (Thursday, January 26, 2017 6:10:21 PM)

    Debating NBA All-Star snubs and future picks

  • [ESPN] Friday’s Knicks News: Harrington doesn’t believe Melo will waive his no-trade clause
    (Friday, January 27, 2017 5:23:20 AM)

    Friday’s Knicks News: Harrington doesn’t believe Melo will waive his no-trade clause

  • [ESPN] Vote: Who are the biggest NBA All-Star snubs in each conference?
    (Thursday, January 26, 2017 9:50:44 PM)

    Vote: Who are the biggest NBA All-Star snubs in each conference?

  • [ESPN] Carmelo Anthony’s seven-year All-Star streak snapped
    (Thursday, January 26, 2017 8:33:34 PM)

    Carmelo Anthony’s seven-year All-Star streak snapped

  • [ESPN] Report: Knicks don’t need a Clippers star for Melo
    (Thursday, January 26, 2017 5:42:19 PM)

    Report: Knicks don’t need a Clippers star for Melo

  • [ESPN] Who would win a Melo-Love fantasy trade?
    (Thursday, January 26, 2017 12:12:17 PM)

    Who would win a Melo-Love fantasy trade?

  • [NYPost] Carmelo friend and ex-Knick: Anthony won’t leave New York
    (Thursday, January 26, 2017 11:14:28 PM)

    Al Harrington has been a longtime friend of Carmelo Anthony, his former teammate in Denver. Despite Knicks president Phil Jackson stepping up the urgency to seek a trade, Harrington said he still doesn’t see Anthony waiving his no-trade clause. “The fact he loves New York so much, I think he probably stays for the rest…

  • [NYPost] Jackson can’t screw up Carmelo trade, or it will hurt Porzingis
    (Thursday, January 26, 2017 9:23:13 PM)

    The momentum is tangible now, seemingly unstoppable. The Knicks and Carmelo Anthony are steaming toward a divorce that, for years, seemed almost as inevitable as Brad and Angelina’s, and every bit as complicated. Hard feelings abound now, and things only promise to get uglier between now and exile. That’s how these things go. But Phil…

  • [NYPost] Summer hoops in NYC: Former NBAers to play in 16-team league
    (Thursday, January 26, 2017 7:35:42 PM)

    Can the Gotham Ballers beat the Knicks? Former Knick Al Harrington won’t go that far, but thinks the new Champions Basketball League product will serve as summer itch for NBA-starved fans. The concept of the upstart 16-team semi-pro league to debut in July has changed over the past year. Instead of dawning as an over-30…

  • [NYPost] Carmelo Anthony an All-Star no more
    (Thursday, January 26, 2017 3:52:12 PM)

    Carmelo Anthony received another blow to the ego Thursday night. He won’t be going to All-Star Weekend for the first time since 2008-2009. Anthony was passed over when the seven Eastern Conference reserves for next month’s game in New Orleans were announced Thursday night — left off a list that included four guards and three…

  • [NYPost] Phil on mission to deal Carmelo: Talks trade with Clippers, Celtics
    (Thursday, January 26, 2017 7:49:26 AM)

    From LeBron James in Cleveland to Chris Paul in Los Angeles, Knicks president Phil Jackson is working in earnest to find a new home Carmelo Anthony would approve of. A source confirmed the Knicks contacted the Clippers about an Anthony trade, but any deal would have great complexity because Blake Griffin can’t be on the…

  • [NYDN] Phil Jackson must find deal that suits Carmelo Anthony and Knicks
    (Thursday, January 26, 2017 7:10:54 PM)

    When the All Star reserves were announced Thursday it was like another punch to the gut for Carmelo Anthony.

  • [NYDN] Trade drama around Carmelo Anthony hides Knicks’ many warts
    (Thursday, January 26, 2017 7:07:32 PM)

    It’s a good thing they brought the team psychiatrist on their latest road trip.

  • [NYDN] Knicks’ Carmelo Anthony does not make All-Star roster
    (Thursday, January 26, 2017 2:50:36 PM)

    Thursday night provided a hint of Carmelo Anthony’s trade value: the NBA coaches do not view him as an All-Star.

  • [NYDN] Breaking down the three teams in on Carmelo Anthony trade talks
    (Thursday, January 26, 2017 12:15:14 PM)

    Three teams that Phil Jackson contacted to try to shed Melo — that we know of — are the logical suspects: Cavs, Clippers & Celtics.

  • [NYDN] Knicks discuss trading Carmelo to Clippers but not for big name
    (Thursday, January 26, 2017 9:12:42 AM)

    The Knicks reportedly tried to ship Carmelo Anthony to cities other than Cleveland.

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